Why YOU Should Start A Blog – The Top 10 Reasons And 26 More
There are literally hundreds of reasons to start a blog. Here are the top 10 plus another 26 reasons why you should start a blog today.
The Top 10
1] Blogs are Easy.
Blogs are very easy to setup and write.
2] Easily Connect With Readers.
Once you have a following on your blog you just publish content and it is instantly available to readers.
3] Become an Expert.
Writing quality content establishes you as an expert in your field. Its the next best thing to writing a book, and a heck of a lot easier!
People trust experts, and people buy from people they trust.
4] Google Loves Blogs.
They are keyword rich and rank well in Google amongst a number of searches –> more traffic. Read How To Dial In Your Keywords to learn what keywords to target.
Link to your static website to improve its ranking.
5] Show The Person Behind The Company.
Customers like to connect with real people more than companies. Your customers will love getting to know your humour and quirks as they read through your blog.
6] Give People Something Valuable.
By sharing valuable information your customers will stay on your website longer. When they stay longer they will be more likely to buy, if not now then sometime in the future.
7] Customer Feedback
You can find out what your customers like or don’t like.
You can get feedback on new ideas before spending $$$.
8] Saves you from having lame conversations.
You can direct people to your blog post instead of actually explaining everything.
e.g. How do you do “boring thing” –> “Read my post about “boring thing”.
9] Improve Your Copy.
Because you are writing things down you will learn to write better.
Your sales copy will get better and you will sell more.
10] Enhance Your Existing Brand.
You can drive home more messages about your brand.
Drive More Traffic To Your Website From Your Blog:
1] Blogs have tons of keywords and have good rankings for a number of different queries.
2] They have fresh up to date content –> more love from Google.
3] Create multiple links back to your site. Articles get covered by other blogs and eventually links back to the source – your website.
4] You can join blog directories for more exposure.
5] You can be a part of Blog Carnivals and get even more traffic.
6] Blog posts can go viral.
7] Promote products on your website.
8] If you have an interesting blog people may ask you to guest write for their blogs. You can include a link back to your blog.
9] As you interact with customers discover new markets for your product. Promote and sell to the new markets.
10] As you interact with customers discover new products you can offer them.
11] People trust well written blogs. People buy from trustworthy sources.
12] Blogs can be easily updated and a great way to keep readers informed of new products, specials etc.
13] Blogs naturally build a database as readers sign up to follow future posts. Databases are a powerful Marketing tool.
14] Test out different copy to find out what will sell best before implementing on your site.
15] Make money on your blog with ads.
Improve Your Brand
16] Promote other aspects of your business, such as updates about supported charities.
17] Show photos to enforce brand identity. Such as the new business car, or handshake with the president.
18] Show historical content covering all previous projects and events.
Create Your Own Invisible University
19] You are forced to learn new things as your research for your posts.
20] Keeps you up to date with the latest information and technology.
21] Join the blog community and share ideas with other bloggers.
22] Organise your thoughts.
23] Explore new ideas.
24] Keep yourself accountable. If you write about good ideas you are more likely to do them.
25] You can save your interesting thoughts and ideas to be accessed anywhere in the world.
26] Add it to your resume.
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